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First “Cycle Adirondacks” Planned for August 2015

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In the shadow of the 90 Mile Adirondack Canoe Classic this weekend, A group of cyclists is traveling from community to community in the Adirondacks to prepare for a week long event for what they expect will include close to 600 bikers..  “There are a lot of rides out there that we call tours for…

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21st Congressional Candidate Aaron Woolf

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With Congressman Bill Owens stepping down from his congressional seat in the 21st district in December, the race to replace him is heating up.. and over the weekend the Democratic Candidate Aaron Woolf spent some time at his campaign headquarters in Plattsburgh..  In fact, he was sitting down with his supporters to make a few…

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A Proposal for Term Limits in Plattsburgh’s CIty Council

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Plattsburgh Councilman Mike Kelly says he’d like to separate the question of re-defining terms and term limits from the proposed charter commission and try to have a decision from the council on the issue before the next election.. “Basically” He says… So that voters can weigh in on the issue… Kelly he’s looked at several…

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K&J – Future Business Leaders at Peru Central Meet Congressman Bill Owens

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Congressman Bill Owens was in Peru on Thursday afternoon. He met with about 20 students, all of whom were part of the Future Business Leaders of America at the Peru Central Junior / Senior High School. They spent about a half hour talking about the relationship between the United States and Canada, and talked to…

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Stretch Your Summer at the City Beach Saturday

The Plattsburgh Recreation Department is helping residents stretch out their summer at the City Beach..  The City taking the opportunity to provide a preview of the proposed development plans for the Lake Champlain waterfront and is looking for input from stakeholders..  In order to accomplish their goals..  The Recreation Department is inviting everyone to spend…

Cycle Adirondacks Plans fun “Test Ride” Tonight at 6pm

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The Wildlife Conservation Society is building an event called Cycle Adirondacks and inviting community members and their families to join its organizational team on a fun bicycle ride through Saranac Lake this evening… The community bike ride will begin at 6pm at the Berkeley Green in downtown Saranac Lake and circle Moody Pond before returning to the…

Plattsburgh Fire Dept Wins AFG Grant

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Congressman Bill Owens has announced a $43,982 grant awarded to the City of Plattsburgh Fire Department through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FY 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding will go to supplying lightweight protective gear for the department’s ambulance service when responding…

Social Media Blurring the Truth

In a letter to the community, Town of Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas say some information being passed around in social media about the Stickney Bridge Road is FALSE; Douglas writes “Please be advised that it has been brought to our attention that someone has posted information on social media regarding the closing of Stickney Bridge…

Senator Schumer Tours Swarovski Lighting Plant in Plattsburgh

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Schumer: “Re-Authorizing Ex-Im Bank Means Job Growth for Clinton County & North Country Region” U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer visited Swarovski Lighting in Plattsburgh on Wednesday afternoon to launch his push to re-authorize the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, which helps support tens of millions of dollars in exports at two major companies in Plattsburgh, Swarovski Lighting…

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Back to School for Saranac Lake Students

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It’s back to school for students in the Saranac Lake Central School District today… and for the administration’s perspective we caught up on Wednesday with High School Principal Josh Dann… “This is what we live for,” He said, “We’re in education to be around kids and without kids it’s pretty boring. The teachers are excited,…

Planning Board Hears from Hotel Saranac & Lake Flower Spa & Resort Projects

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There’s more work to be done, but the Hotel Saranac is well on its way to opening once again.. And this time, the plan includes a one story parking garage style addition behind the main building.. and additional rooms in the dormitory building on Church Street.. Jeremy Evans is the Community Development Director in Saranac Lake..…

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Governor Signs Bill Aiding in Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation prohibiting the launch of watercraft in New York State without taking reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The bill (A9619-B, S7851-B) advances current efforts by the State and private organizations to halt the introduction and spread of invasive aquatic species into New York’s waters.…

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Plattsburgh’s Town Planners Given Appropriate Titles / Salary

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Two Planners in the Town of Plattsburgh have new titles this morning and with the title comes no more responsibility… That’s because between Phillip Von Bargen and Trevor Cole, in their old capacities in the Planning Department, they were already doing all of the work, if not more but according to civil service weren’t receiving…

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Adirondack Council Applauds Gov Cuomo

The Adirondack Council and the New York League of Conservation Voters are applauding Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation to help the Adirondacks and its communities prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The Aquatic Invasive Species Act requires boaters to clean, drain and dry watercraft and gear when entering and leaving any public boat launch. The…

Town of Plattsburgh Joins Oil Train Task Force

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The Town of Plattsburgh is the most recent municipality to agree to participate on an Oil Train Task Force being spearheaded by City Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong..  If you recall, Armstrong had originally suggested the creation of such a task force on the city level but with recommendations from the Mayor and others on the City…

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Wild Center Announces Major Property Acquisition

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The Wild Center has announced the acquisition of 50 acres of Raquette River front property made possible by a group of supporters. The new acquisition adjoins the Center’s current 31-acre site and includes significant river-frontage on the Raquette River, a seasonal building and wetland habitat. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for The Wild Center,” said…

FBI Investigating Leaked Nude Photos by Hackers

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The FBI said it was looking into the matter of nude photos of Hollywood celebrities being leaked online by hackers. In a statement, the agency said it was “aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter.” A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence earlier…

"Prepackaged" Common Core standards leave lawmakers grumbling

Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer’s remorse. The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, with state Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, saying it’s kind of…

Are There Too Many Unapproved Signs in Saranac Lake?

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Saranac Lake’s Sign Law could be getting some needed adjustments in the coming months.. That’s the result of a request by Village Trustee Allie Pelletere to look into how so many political signs can be placed for so long prior to an election.. “There are people who should be told politely to take them down unless…

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ADKYP Announces New Executive Officers

Adirondack Young Professionals, Inc (ADKYP) has announced the election of its 2014 executive officers. The organization will be led by Hannah Provost as President, Courtney Menard as Vice President, Erin Duprey as Treasurer and Michelle Boyea as Secretary. Ms. Provost joined the organization in 2012, soon after she relocated to Plattsburgh. She has previously served…